Newborn Feet – Cute, delicate, and vulnerable

Because the feet of young children are soft and pliable, unusual body forces can cause abnormality. Therefore, a newborn baby’s feet can be quite vulnerable. Did you know the foot has 26 bones, and an intricate structure of ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves? Because children’s feet grow swiftly during the first year, podiatrists consider this period to be […]

Tips for Nontoxic Home Cleaning

More people than ever, especially moms, are looking for more natural ways to keep their homes clean and free of harsh chemical fumes and residues. Believe me, there is plenty of confusion about the best way to do that. Product advertisements often times provide vague claims, putting it nicely.  This makes it very hard for consumers to make educated decisions. This […]

Newborn Baby Dos and Don’ts

When parents take their bundle of joy home from the hospital, it is inevitable they won’t do everything right. Some time ago I read this article where CNN asked pediatricians for common mistakes parents make with their newborns. The pediatricians surveyed offered great insight for new parents. Recalling the scary feeling of being totally inexperienced […]

Health Tips: Postpartum Tummy Support

Belly wraps are also known as abdominal binders and maternity belts. They have actually been around for a long time, according to Donnica Moore, MD, president of the Sapphire Women’s Health Group in Far Hills, N.J. and an author of Women’s Health for Life. Jay Goldberg, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Beverly Hills, Calif., says, “with […]

Momia Moment:The Family Dentist

Mothers know the importance of oral hygiene and finding a reputable, conscientious doctor or dentist can sometimes be a difficult task. My youngest son had inherited my under bite however the pediatric dentist never noticed the improper positioning until the second teeth where completely grown in. This was very upsetting to me as I assumed […]

Health Tips:Teething Trouble

While new parents look forward to milestones in their infants’ lives, teething can sometimes feel more like a millstone. Here are some common questions parents ask about teething with common sense solutions. Quick Facts about Teething * Baby’s first teeth generally arrive between six and eight months. Most children will have all twenty of their […]